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2015 Fur Trade Symposium at Bent’s Old Fort

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2014 AMM Western Territorial

Oct 23-26, 2014, Violet & I attended the AMM Western Territorial Rendezvous at Bent’s Old Fort.  I was the auctioneer for the fundraiser.   

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2014 AMM Eastern Territorial Rendezvous

Oct 9-11, 2014, Violet & I attended the AMM Eastern Territorial Rendezvous near Morris, IL.  We had a good time in spite of the ticks.  We had a great time with the folks from Illinois and I represented the western … Continue reading

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Fort Uncompahgre

May 17-18, 2014 – We attended an open house at Fort Uncompahgre near Delta, CO.  The fort is a re-creation of one of Antoine Robideaux’ fur trading posts.  It was in operation from 1828 -1844.  I ran the blacksmith shop … Continue reading

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2013 AMM Nationals

June 27 – July 7, 2013,  I attended the American Mountain Men National rendezvous hosted by the Colorado Brigade.   I took a two day horseback trip with Bill Bailey, Jason Mays, Rebecca Compton, Vic Barkin.     We had … Continue reading

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AMM Western Territorials 2012

Recently I spent a week at the AMM Western Territorials near Canton, KS.  I had a great time meeting new brothers, shooting, camping, cooking, learning and butchering a buffalo.    We had colleges in horse packing, sign language, trekking gear for … Continue reading

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Summary Comments on the Works of Alfred Jacob Miller.

In studying the artwork of Miller, I have seen many wonderful references to the material culture of the Rocky Mountain fur trade.  I will use his artwork and notes to develop and justify many of the items I use in … Continue reading

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Observations on Miller

The following comments are based on the sketches by Alfred Jacob Miller as found in the Parke-Bernet Galleries sale book from 1966. #1 – Antoine Clement had a white dog with lop ears.  His leather shirt has long fringe and Indian quill … Continue reading

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Side seam moccasins

Here are a pair of side seam moccasins, I made recently.  These were the most common style of moccasins in the Rocky Mountain west.  Alfred Jacob Miller described the mountain men leaving rendezvous as having “twenty pairs of moccasins” packed … Continue reading

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